Acer intros Predator gaming PC

— 12:30 PM on May 21, 2008

Following in the footsteps of the world's top two PC vendors—HP and Dell—number three Acer has decided to tackle the gaming PC market. Acer's first crack at a gamer PC is the Predator, an aggressively configured machine that seems to be themed after the titular monster in the Predator movies.

Inside the Aspire G7700 Predator's orange and black shell (and behind its odd slide-up front lid), users will find an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, an Nvidia nForce 780i SLI-based motherboard, 8GB of DDR2-1066 memory, three GeForce 9800 GTX graphics cards running in SLI mode, and 1TB of hot-swappable Serial ATA storage with RAID.

The Predator's top config also includes a liquid cooling system, TV tuner, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum sound card, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, Blu-ray drive, 1kW power supply, and a copy of either Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.

Acer hasn't yet announced pricing or a launch date for the machine. Until it does, you can check out our image gallery below for shots of the system and browse the official Predator sub-site for more details.

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